Shakespeare in the Catskills

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 39 ratings

Untimely Death Publisher's Summary

This witty and wise work is the first in Elizabeth J. Duncan's charming new mystery series.

A Catskills resort's production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet takes a wickedly ironic turn when the leading lady, Lauren Richmond, is first poisoned and then stabbed. Who would extinguish the life of such a beautiful young thespian? It seems like just about everyone had a motive to pull the ropes on her final curtain call.

At the center of this Shakespearean tragedy is Charlotte Fairfax, formerly the costume mistress of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Upstate New York is a long way from the royal stage, but Charlotte is always the queen of her domain. As this small production's costume designer, she has stitched her way into everyone's lives, learning more than anyone could possibly imagine about the rise and fall of Lauren Richmond.

©2015 Elizabeth J. Duncan (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Untimely Death

    • A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth J. Duncan
    • Narrated by: Sarah Nichols
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    A Catskills resort's production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet takes a wickedly ironic turn when the leading lady, Lauren Richmond, is first poisoned and then stabbed. Who would extinguish the life of such a beautiful young thespian? It seems like just about everyone had a motive to pull the ropes on her final curtain call. At the center of this Shakespearean tragedy is Charlotte Fairfax, formerly the costume mistress of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Caroline Breheny on 04-18-17

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Ill Met by Murder

    • The Shakespeare in the Catskills, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth J. Duncan
    • Narrated by: Sarah Nichols
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    It's the most important night of the year for the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company: the annual fundraising performance at the country estate of the wealthy widow Paula Van Dusen. And this year promises to be even more special as the company will give a moonlight performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream as part of the wedding celebrations for Paula's daughter, Belinda, and her fiancé Adrian. But "the course of true love never did run smooth", and in the wake of a disastrous after-party, the stage is set for murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Beatrice on 12-14-16

    Regular price: $20.97